Daimler Partners With Luminar on Trucking Tech
Nov. 2, 2020—Luminar Technologies Inc., a global leader in lidar hardware and software technology, has partnered with Daimler Truck AG to enable highly automated trucking.
According to School Transportation News, experts at Luminar will work to enhance lidar sensing, perception, and system-level performance for Daimler trucks moving at highway speeds. The article also notes that Daimler Trucks has acquired a minority stake in Luminar.
“Our partnership with Daimler Trucks is spearheading the next era of commercial transportation, taking the multi-trillion global trucking and logistics industry head-on,” said Luminar Founder and CEO, Austin Russell. “The business case for autonomous trucking is incredibly strong, and now is seeing the first program to bring it to the world.“